Links to the past, with relevance today:
NYT: Al Pacino, 81, reflects on the movie that gave him his career: The Godfather.
TWITTER: Dolly Parton has begged off from consideration for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
FACEBOOK: Barry Livingston remembers his friendship with Tim Considine:
"Just want to say how sad I am to learn that my life-long friend and surrogate older brother, TIM CONSIDINE, passed away yesterday. On screen, Tim played my older brother MIKE on MY THREE SONS. Tim and I have been friends for more than 60 years. Our hearts go out to his wife, Willie and his son Christopher - and the entire Considine family. Tim went through life HIS WAY! He will be missed by all those who knew him. I love you Bro... RIP!"
NYT: Rita Moreno was not nominated for West Side Story this time around, but she still remembers the whirlwind of being nominated — and winning — 60 years ago, recounting how she almost skipped the ceremony altogether:
“I was absolutely positive Judy Garland was going to win for Judgment at Nuremberg,” Moreno, now 90 and still vivacious and irreverent, said in a recent phone conversation from Carmel-by-the-Sea, Calif., where she was on a trip with her daughter.
But then she won a Golden Globe — and had a change of heart. She decided to get on a plane.
“I flew into California thinking, ‘Hey, if there’s one iota of a chance that I may win, I need to be there,’” said Moreno, who was up against Garland, Fay Bainter (The Children’s Hour), Lotte Lenya (The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone) and Una Merkel (Summer and Smoke).
ESPN: WWE legend Scott Hall, removed from life support, dies at 63 after a heart attack.